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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 50%
Property crime 31%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime170,120n/a (estimate)2,0301,7322,489
Murder319n/a3.82.95.0
Rape2,770n/a33.133.842.6
Robbery13,396n/a159.992.981.6
Assault31,336n/a374.0229.0250.2
Violent crime47,821n/a (estimate)571359379
Burglary9,846n/a117.5141.9340.5
Theft106,931n/a1,276.21,166.11,549.5
Vehicle theft5,522n/a65.965.3219.9
Property crime122,299n/a (estimate)1,4601,3732,110

Key findings

  • New York crime rates are 18% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in New York are 50% higher than the national average
  • In New York you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • New York is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in New York has decreased by 1%

New York crime map

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The New York crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in New York as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The New York crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In New York (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in New York, per 100,000 residents. In New York, the total number of daily crimes is 1.17 times more than the New York average and 1.23 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in New York are 1.59 times more than the New York average and 1.50 times more than the national average. For property crime, New York has a daily crime rate that is 1.06 times more than the New York average and 1.45 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is New York (higher is better)

      Is New York safe in comparison to other cities in the state of New York as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in New York to other cities in the state and across the country, New York is 20% safer than other cities of New York and 19% safer than other cities in the nation. New York has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in New York

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in New York is 1 in 176
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in New York is 1 in 69
      The chance of being a victim of crime in New York is 1 in 50
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In New York, New York you have a 1 in 176 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of crime in New York.

      Year Over Year Crime In New York (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether New York is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in New York has increased by 6%, while the property crime rate in New York has decreased by 3% year over year. The number of total crimes in New York has decreased by 1% year over year.

      New York police department

      ItemNew YorkNew YorkNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a109,351558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.93.3

      Sex offenders in New York

      StateTotal offendersNew York /100KNational /100K
      New York25,064137266
      There are a total of 25,064 sex offenders in New York. This yields a total of 137 sex offenders in New York per 100,000 residents which is 48% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Kensington, NY1,17650193243
      Great Neck Gardens, NY1,27850193243
      Atlantic Beach, NY1,57450193243
      Great Neck Estates, NY2,82056215272
      Bergenfield, NJ27,51355273328
      North Caldwell, NJ6,51975331406
      Bogota, NJ8,34824393417
      New York, NY8,461,9615711,4602,030

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,8727322,3833,115
      Chicago, IL2,714,0179432,9833,926
      New York, NY8,461,9615711,4602,030
      Source: The New York, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.